December 12, 2021 Bulletin

By grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer

 

Introit ~ “Jerusalem, Lift Up Thy Voice”

 

* Hymn ~ “Joy Has Dawned”

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Luke 2:8-14

 

* Hymn #223 ~ “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”

 

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Philippians 4:4-9

 

Assurance of Pardon

 

* Hymn ~ “O Holy Night!”

 

Means of Grace

Sacrament of Baptism

 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

 

Old Testament Reading: Genesis 3:16-24

 

New Testament Reading: 1 Timothy 1:12-17

 

Sermon: “The First Sermon” (Genesis 3:15)

 

Hymn #211 ~ “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen”

 

Communion

 

Response and Blessing

* Doxology to the tune of “For All the Saints” #358

 

Praise ye the Lord, His mighty works acclaim:

His years are endless, yet is He the same

O sing His praise, give glory to His holy name:

Alleluia, Alleluia. Amen

 

* Blessing/Benediction

 

[* indicates to please stand]

 

Sermon Notes

“The First Sermon”
(Genesis 3:15)

I. Introduction

 

II. The Context

 

III. The Gospel According to Genesis 3:15

 

A. To Satan’s surprise

 

B. The great divide

 

IV. Conclusion and Application

 

A. A sketch of the gospel

 

B. More information?

 

Announcements

Today: Nursery for children birth through three during SS and Worship.

 

Today: The “Worship Training Room” (across from kitchen) is available for young families (livestream available).

 

Communication from us? Please fill out a pink card (on Information Table)

 

Today: Gauging interest for Church camping trip this summer; sign up in FH

 

Today: Children’s Christmas Pageant, 3pm; dozen cookies to share afterward

 

Wednesday: Men’s Bible Study; 6pm dinner, study, and prayer till 7:30pm

 

Friday: Church Christmas Party, 6-8pm; $10 gift exchange; bring hors d’oeuvres and dessert

 

December 20: “Gingerbread House Competition” and pizza, 6th-12th grade, 5:30pm

 

December 25: Christmas Day Worship; 10-11am

 

December 28: Help take decorations down? 11am

 

January 22: 25th Church Anniversary Dinner and Celebration

 

Baby/Bridal Shower Organizer: Interested? See Pastor Rich

 

Please: Food and drink limited to Fellowship Hall. Thank you.

 

Pantry: Food available for our families in kitchen

 

Next Week’s Sermon Text: Genesis 6-9

 

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